verb (used with object), nat·u·ral·ized, nat·u·ral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), nat·u·ral·ized, nat·u·ral·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for naturalize
When portions of the stem or of the tuber are thrown away by the side of streams, they naturalize themselves easily.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
In like manner the attempt to naturalize avant-courier in the shape of vancurrier has failed.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
I should like to take some of these birds home and naturalize them; they would be highly prized.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
Would Congress have had the power to naturalize, if it had not been expressly given?Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Seemingly there was an attempt to naturalize "all Greece and Rome."Early Theories of Translation|Flora Ross Amos
British Dictionary definitions for naturalize
Word Origin and History for naturalize
"admit (an alien) to rights of a citizen," 1550s (implied in naturalized), from natural (adj.) in its etymological sense of "by birth" + -ize; in some instances from Middle French naturaliser, from natural. Of things, from 1620s; of plants or animals, from 1796. Related: Naturalizing.